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Tasty Recipes, Delicious Preparations

By blogfriends | August 1, 2020

This recipe we have picked up from Raksha Ki Rasoi on FaceBook pages. This is what she says about her recipe सिर्फ 2 कप दूध से रसमलाई बनाने का एकदम अनोखा तरीका जान लेगे तो हर बार इसे ही बनाएंगे/6 minutes rasmalai/new bread rasmalai दो कप दूध से बनाए झटपट यह टेस्टी रसमलाई Easy to…

Baba Ka Dhabha…Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi | November 22, 2020

Baba Ka Dhabha Last fortnight a video depicting the plight of an elderly couple who used to scrape a living by running a wayside Dhabha at Malviya Nagar had gone viral on Whatsapp. It showed how badly the lockdown had effected their business. The poor couple had run out of all their savings in the…

Who Is A Good Leader?

By blogfriends | September 7, 2020

This article is circulating on the Whatsapp. It is said to have been written by some ex- IPS officer and it may have been written by him/her but perhaps the author wants to remain anonymous. As the post is good, we thought of sharing it here. Former IPS Officer says:- I was so upbeat when…

Lulu Global Mall comes to Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao | October 15, 2021

(pic) Lulu Global Mall, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru. Image is a download from internet. My dad used to work as DGM at what used to be ‘Minerva Mills’ and ‘Raja Mills’ more than half century back.  A giant Lulu Global Mall has come up now in the Minerva Mills compound. My dad had been awarded a full…

वड़वानल – 70

By Charumati Ramdas | September 9, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   गॉडफ्रे और रॉटरे खुश थे। इंग्लैंड से जो हवाई जहाज़ मँगवाए थे वे हिन्दुस्तान पहुँच गए थे। HMIS ग्लास्गो एक–दो दिनों में पहुँचने वाला था। गॉडफ्रे द्वारा दी गई अन्तिम निर्णायक चेतावनी के बाद सैनिक शान्त थे। इसका मतलब उन्होंने यह लगाया कि सैनिक डर गए…

Indian American Kid Gitajali Rao from Colorado named TIME KID OF 2020

By Suresh Rao | December 4, 2020

Speaking from her home in Colorado, Gitanjali Rao told interviewer/actor Angelina Jolie that she wanted to research carbon nanotube sensor technology at the Denver Water quality research lab when she was only 10.  Over 5000 kids, from ages 8 to 16 in America, competed to be TIME KID OF 2020. Sky is the limit for…

Success and failure are not forever

By Prasad Ganti | March 6, 2021

Nations are like individuals. Success and failures carry them like roller coaster rides do. Some of it results from statistical events while some of it results from one’s own making.  No one can always be successful, nor can be immune from the downswings of life. Three science and technology examples from recent times have caught…

सिर्योझा – 7

By Charumati Ramdas | January 2, 2021

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास झेन्का   झेन्का – अनाथ है, अपनी मौसी और बहन के साथ रहता है. बहन – उसकी सगी बहन नहीं है – मौसी की बेटी है. दिन में वह काम पर जाती है, और शाम को इस्त्री करती है. वह अपने ड्रेस इस्त्री करती है. आँगन में बड़ी…

सिर्योझा – 16

By Charumati Ramdas | March 11, 2021

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   प्रस्थान से पूर्व की रात   कुछ अनजान आदमी आए, डाईनिंग हॉल और मम्मा के कमरे का फ़र्नीचर हटाया और उसे टाट में बांध दिया. मम्मा ने परदे और लैम्प के कवर हटाए, और दीवारों से तस्वीरें निकालीं. और कमरे में सब कुछ बड़ा बिखरा बिखरा, बेतरतीब…

The Fateful Eggs

By Charumati Ramdas | November 16, 2021

The Fateful Eggs: A Lesson for Posterity A. Charumati Ramdas     “Manuscripts don’t burn”, says one of the characters in M. Bulgakov’s novel “Master and Margarita”. That refers not only to the physical existence of the manuscripts, but the matter contained in them – their content, their soul. So far as Bulgakov’s works are…

Space

By RAMARAO Garimella - July 2, 2020 - 4
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A couple was sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I did not know who those people were until the woman turned around, and I noticed it was my wife. She surprised me as she told me earlier in the morning, she would be in a village twenty miles from our city. “Hello, Usha,”…

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Tamil Nadu Farmer Grow Dates in his Farm

By Subramanian Thalayur Ratnam - July 2, 2020 - 1
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As Dates are mostly grown in Deserts and a Farmer in Dharmapuri was able to produce quality Dates in farm.  Nizamudhin imported 35 varieties of Dates and started growing it in his Farm by adopting Tissue culture method. Since his farm These dates were marketed in Local areas and few export orders.  Let’s hope that youngsters take up farming and…

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British Move in to issue more passports to Singaporeians

By Subramanian Thalayur Ratnam - July 2, 2020 - 3
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Bold steps to ensure crisis ridden Singapore citizens to adopt United Kingdom as their alternate nation. It is under process by UK to issue more passports to those Singapore citizens as they are under stress due to the new laws by Chinese.  According to some news reports Britain move to help those Singapore citizens to apply visa and passport. Let’s…

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Of words and a chain made with them…

By Ushasurya - July 1, 2020 - 1
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When words end up being stringed, they make a lovely chain for the readers. Some can be just cast away and some preserved. The best chains are those which are seen again and again and worn close to the heart.Okay.I am talking about blogs. Blogs come in many forms and need not always relate a story.Something that catches your attention…

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A Trip To The Sea

By blogfriends - June 28, 2020 - 1
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I have not been able to put any picture blogs ever since Sulekha has become Rivr Sulekha. It’s not that my thoughts have stopped flowing but Rivr Sulekha doesn’t take the loads of pictures that I put in my blogs. My requests to TS have not resulted in any change. One day, a while ago before taking a new ship…

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Rhapsody In Blue

By Navneet Bakshi - June 28, 2020 - 2
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Recently I went to the sea for Sea Trial of another vessel. Here are some pictures for you. I have been rather busy since last two months. With short days and less time at hand, I haven’t been able to devote much time to writing. This project is now coming to an end and I hope to head from home…

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Not Many More Miles To Go

By ishanbakshi - June 25, 2020 - 6
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Miles to Go- or so it seemed to me when I started working on the idea of bringing my own website back to life. Maybe some of you remember that this idea of having my own website had occurred to me when I in 2015 when I was in China. At that time because my popularity with the Chinese was…

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My Favourite Songs

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - Comments Off on My Favourite Songs
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When I was in Merchant Navy, I used to be away from home for long periods. I had started my career with The Shipping Corporation of India. It being an Indian Company the Signing On and Off was done when the ships visited the Indian Ports. Since the Company primarily dealt with the Imports and Exports for India, the ships…

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Bringing Porbartan- Copy_Pasted from Sulekha

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 6
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Bringing Porbartan Porbartan is a Bengali word. The equivalent hindi word is “Parivartan” which means change. “Porbartan” was the slogan Mamta Banerjee raised for usurping power from the Marxists who held it for twenty-five years in West Bengal, the Indian state which has always been a hotbed of politics. This is the main reason of it lagging behind other states…

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Bringing Porbartan- Saved Word File

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - Comments Off on Bringing Porbartan- Saved Word File
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Bringing Porbartan- navneet / 1 month ago / 15 Edit Blog Bringing Porbartan Porbartan is a Bengali word. The equivalent hindi word is “Parivartan” which means change. “Porbartan” was the slogan Mamta Banerjee raised for usurping power from the Marxists who held it for twenty-five years in West Bengal, the Indian state which has always been a hotbed of politics.…

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MEMORIES OF SHIMLA- USING CART ROAD

By Navneet Bakshi - June 24, 2020 - 3
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The long stretches of our walk on the road without interruptions, gave our imagination time to soar high as our harangues, spiels, gossips and hyperbole could go on and on without being disrupted by beautiful distractions like those of a bevy of girls walking back home and coyly looking at us blushing boys and then giggling on being caught in…

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Remebering Shimla

STORIES FROM SHIMLA OF MY CHILDHOOD-GHOSTS EVERYWHERE

By Navneet Bakshi - June 17, 2020 - 1
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STORIES FROM SHIMLA OF MY CHILDHOOD GHOSTS EVERYWHERE My mother taught me Hanuman Chaleesa or did she, I don’t remember but I remembered it all by heart. I had too, for Hanuman jee is supposed to protect one from ghosts. It is clearly stated there in Hanuman Chaleesa “ Bhoot, pishach nikat nahin aanvein, Mahavir jab naam sunavein. Nase rog…

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Twenty Years of Transformation of Xichong……..Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi - June 17, 2020 - 1
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This blog was written in 2015~16 when I was in China. It is based on the inputs from my Chinese fans. At that time too, I was working on getting one website constructed. I wanted that as a bi-lingual (English/Chinese) but it didn’t work out. This blog is about the Chinese city of Xichong. It was sent to me by…

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MARCHING AHEAD…ON LONELY ROADS

By Navneet Bakshi - June 15, 2020 - Comments Off on MARCHING AHEAD…ON LONELY ROADS
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MARCHING AHEAD…ON LONELY ROADS From My Childhood Stories In Shimla Choosing Cart-Road over others In the evening after the school, we could either take a cold, dark, desolate and scary Cart Road or bright, sunny and populous Ridge/Mall Road. You might think, why should one choose a circuitous, lonely road over a bright and sunny road? but boys always have…

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A Close Encounter With A Baba- Humour

By Navneet Bakshi - June 14, 2020 - 1
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A Close Encounter With A Baba Normally I keep them all at an arm’s length, but that proverb seems very inappropriate because I wouldn’t like to visit even the “Pandal” where any such person may have plans of giving his version of “Gyan.” It is not that I am averse to getting “Gyan” but I won’t like to have it…

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From My Audio & Video Collections….

By Navneet Bakshi - May 16, 2020 - Comments Off on From My Audio & Video Collections….
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I have lived a great part of my life away from home. But that is not unusual. So many  people are doing the jobs where their call of duty demands them to be away from home occasionally for short or long periods. Defense personnel in particular spend a lot of time away from their families, but I was a sailor.…

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Those Bakery Products- Aha!

By Navneet Bakshi - May 16, 2020 - 1
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Those Bakery Products- Aha! A great discussion is already going on since yesterday on Bakery Products that were available in 1960s when we were little children, but since freshness was the key to those products, I thought of writing a fresh piece while taking a stroll down the memory lanes. I have never had such fresh, crispy and cream filled…

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Remembering Winters Of Shimla

By Navneet Bakshi - May 5, 2020 - 2
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Some days ago it snowed here. I noticed some tiny flakes floating in the air in the morning outside our window. Later they became big and frequent. My mind travelled half a century back in time. Little me standing next to my mother looking in wonderment outside the window on to a vast stretch of thick blanket of snow sitting…

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Website Defects/Suggestions

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - 1
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17-07-2020 1. Can we add a Button or a Prompt at the right side of the Comment Window against the Message- “You must be Logged in for Posting A Comment” 2. Can we make a provision of sending a mail from Admin for asking people to Post the Blogs or Appreciating them for getting good reviews?     02-07-2020 Dashboard…

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Sita Nabami Today by Katokatha

By Navneet Bakshi - May 3, 2020 - Comments Off on Sita Nabami Today by Katokatha
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Sita Nabami Today By Sreechandra Banerjee Today is the Nabami or ninth “tithi’ or lunar day in the waxing lunar phase or “Shuklo-paksho” of the month of Baisakh. It is believed that Goddess Sita was born on this day. It may be noted that Rama was also born on “Nabami” ‘tithi in the month of Chaitra was Ram-Nabami was celebrated.…

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